Alexander Love is an Australian Horn player currently living and working in Chicago. Prior to moving to Chicago in 2019 he served in the capacity of Acting Associate Principal Horn with the Utah Symphony. He was also a member of the New World Symphony in Miami from 2012-2016 and in more recent years has performed with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, Sydney Symphony Orchestra and as guest principal Horn with the Australian Chamber Orchestra and the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra.
Born and raised in Sydney, Alex first took up the Horn at the age of 9 to join the newly formed concert band at his primary school and fill out the under represented Horn section. Falling in love with the horn, Alex went on to attend the Sydney Conservatorium of Music High School.
He completed a Bachelor of Music in performance at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, studying with Ben Jacks, and then a year in the Sydney Symphony Fellowship program before moving to the US in 2010 to pursue a Master’s in Orchestral Performance at the Manhattan School of Music in New York with Erik Ralske as his teacher.
Alex has been a member of and performed with various Festival Orchestras around the world including the Verbier Festival Orchestra in Switzerland, Pacific Music Festival Orchestra in Japan, Spoleto Festival USA Orchestra and the Santo Domingo Music Festival Orchestra in the Dominican Republic. Previously, Alex was also a member of the Australian Youth Orchestra and toured with them to Asia and Europe as Principal Horn. Other orchestras Alex has performed with include the Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra, the Singapore Symphony, the West Australian Symphony Orchestra, the Auckland Philharmonia and the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra.
With additional experience in recording and musical theatre work, Alex has recorded on the soundtracks of major Hollywood movies including “Mad Max: Fury Road”, “Happy Feet,” “Australia”, “Jumper”, “Knowing” and “the LEGO Ninjago movie”. He has also performed in productions in Sydney, Australia of “Phantom of the Opera” and “Wicked” and on the Off-Broadway production “Queen of the Mist” in NYC.